21 Cool Dog Gadgets To Keep Fido Happy, Healthy & Occupied

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By Nathan Jude | Updated:  06/01/2021

Want the best? Head straight to the top 6 dog gadgets we’re geeking out over!

36%

Is the amount of Americans that give birthday gifts to their dogs. [source]

We think it’s probably higher!

And let’s be honest, it’s pretty hard to deny them a puppy present or two.

If you spoil your fur baby or know someone who does, these dog gadgets will not only help to increase their quality of life, but also make things a little easier for their owners!

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Paw-fect Gadgets For Your Dog In 2021

1. Embark Dog DNA & Health Screening Kit

Whether you want to find out what breeds are in your rescue mutt or you want to find out if your beloved fur child is prone to any genetic conditions, Embark Dog DNA & Health Screening Kit is the way to go.

Embark is the highest-rated and most-comprehensive dog DNA kit available. All you have to do once you receive the kit is register it, swab the inside of your dog’s mouth for 30-60 seconds, send the swab back in the same box it came in, then wait for the results.

They can screen over 350 dog breeds, types, and varieties plus 200+ genetic diseases including glaucoma, degenerative myelopathy, MDR1 drug sensitivity, and dilated cardiomyopathy.

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2. LumoLeaf No-Spill Dog Water Bowl

Is your dog always making a mess of their water bowl? Or maybe their long ears get wet every time they take a drink.

Either way, the LumoLeaf No-Spill Dog Water Bowl is the solution to your problems!

A floating lid with a hole in the middle allows your pup to drink without dipping their ears in the water or spilling water when they’re overly excited. Even if you accidentally kick it, the water stays in the bowl.

When you take it apart, all the pieces are dishwasher safe (top shelf only), so keeping it clean is a breeze.

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3. Aquapaw Pet Sprayer & Scrubber Bathing Tool

Make bath time a breeze with the Aquapaw Pet Sprayer & Scrubber Bathing Tool.

Since the water sprays through a rubber curry-style brush, you can more easily get water all the way down to the undercoat and rinse your dog faster than ever.

This sprayer comes with both a shower attachment and a garden hose attachment, so you can wash your pooch wherever it’s convenient.

The two pressure settings are easily turned on and off with a one-hand button operation, so your other hand is free to bathe or control your dog.

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4. RV Safety Temperature & Humidity Sensor For Dogs

Do you worry about leaving your dog alone in your RV while you’re exploring places you can’t bring them with you?

Ease your mind with the RV Safety Temperature & Humidity Sensor For Dogs. This small device easily sticks on the wall of your RV and sends alerts to your phone when the temperature gets too hot or too cold.

You get real-time information about the temperature, humidity, and heat index inside your RV, and a rechargeable battery means you don’t need to worry about losing power or running out of batteries.

Note that a subscription is required to use the Waggle App to get the alerts.

The sensor works anywhere Verizon has cell service.

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Love to hit the open road with your furry friend? Check out our post on the coolest RV gadgets, pur-fect for your next getaway.

5. Petural Dog Nail Grinder

If your dog hates having their nails trimmed, the Petural Dog Nail Grinder makes the process easier.

With its USB-rechargeable battery and ergonomic design, this grinder is easy for you to use, and since it’s relatively quiet, your dog won’t mind it as much, either. The 9,000 rpm motor also helps the process go quickly, which your pup will appreciate.

2 speeds and 3 different-sized holes mean it will work for dogs of all sizes, while the diamond drum bit grinder will last longer than the sandpaper you’ll find on other nail grinders.

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6. ChomChom Roller Dog Hair Remover

Have you tried every type of lint roller with no luck? The ChomChom Roller Dog Hair Remover is the best lint roller available (as long as you use it correctly – be sure to watch the video first)!

It uses static electricity to pick up the hair, then deposits it into the chamber, which you just empty out after every use. No batteries, charging, or electricity are ever required.

While it may seem expensive for a lint roller, how much money are you spending on those disposable tape rollers? This one can be used indefinitely.

Note that this gadget is quite loud when used properly, so you might not want to use it while your dog is in the room if they’re easily startled.

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Gadgets For Dogs Home Alone

7. Furbo Treat Tossing Dog Camera

Take some of the stress out of leaving your dog alone with the Furbo Treat Tossing Dog Camera.

This awesome gadget along with the app allows you to:

5,000 vets and professional dog trainers approve of the Furbo, and it has helped save more than 100 dogs’ lives.

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8. iFetch Interactive Ball Launchers

If you have a ball-obsessed dog, you NEED to check out the iFetch Interactive Ball Launchers!

Once you teach your dog to put the ball in, they can play fetch all by themselves for hours.

There are two different sizes: The one that uses smaller balls has launch distances of 10, 20, or 30 feet, while the larger one has launch distances of 10, 25, or 40 feet.

Word to the wise – it doesn’t work well with slobbery balls, so you’ll want to have plenty of balls to switch them out if your dog is a drooler.

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9. Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat Stuffed Plush Dog Toy

Whether you have a new puppy or a rescue with separation anxiety, your dog will sleep easier with the Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat Stuffed Plush Dog Toy.

Dogs are pack animals and often sleep curled up next to each other, especially as puppies. With its beating heart and available heating pack, the Snuggle Puppy replicates your puppy’s mother or littermates.

The heart uses AA batteries, which can last 2 weeks even if you keep the heart beating 24 hours a day. The heart is removable, which allows you to toss the Snuggle Puppy into the washing machine on a gentle cycle.

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10. PetSafe Healthy Automatic Dog Feeder

Does your dog wake you up early to be fed every morning? Are you looking for a way to feed your pup small meals throughout the day to help prevent them from scarfing large amounts of food?

Whatever reason you are looking for a slow feeder, the PetSafe Healthy Automatic Dog Feeder is the answer you’re looking for.

You can program it to dispense meals as small as ⅛ cup and as large as 4 cups per meal as often as you want throughout the day. Just fill it, program it, and watch your pup get fed the perfect amount at the right time every day.

One note – it takes several feedings for the conveyer belt to bring the first meal out, so it may take a day or two before it starts feeding your pup.

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11. PetSafe Drinkwell Fresh Water Dispenser

There will be no more hair, dirt, or drool in your dog’s water bowl when you upgrade to the PetSafe Drinkwell Fresh Water Dispenser.

Since water is always circulating through the filter, dog hair and other debris are constantly filtered out, keeping the water clean at all times.

Additionally, many dogs prefer drinking flowing water over still water, so this fountain may encourage your pooch to drink more water – which is as good for pups as people.

Available in ½-gallon, 1-gallon, and 2-gallon sizes, this water dispenser is a must for every pet owner.

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12. Wickedbone Automatic & Interactive Dog Toy

Your dog can play with their toys, but do toys play with your dog? The Wickedbone Automatic & Interactive Dog Toy does!

In interactive mode, this toy reacts to your dog. It can roll, bounce, or spin away. It will chase or be chased by your dog. Your pup will always be guessing how the toy will behave.

You can also control the movements yourself using an app.

The Wickedbone is fairly durable, but it won’t stand up to intense chewing, so you should keep an eye on your dog while they’re playing with it.

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13. Private Walled Doggy Bathroom

Private Walled Doggy Bathroom

Pee pads can be a great option for small dogs, especially if you work long hours and can’t get home to take them out on your lunchbreak. However, they have their downsides.

Potty pads left out in the open are an eyesore, and they aren’t very effective for male dogs who like to lift their leg when they pee.

The Private Walled Doggy Bathroom solves those problems. It gives your dog (who weighs 20 pounds or less) a private place to do their bathroom out of private view and allows you to clip pee pads to the side for leg lifters.

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If you’re upgrading your pup’s bathroom, it’s time to do your own! Check out our list of bathroom gadgets that are sure to make it your favorite room at home.

14. Mighty Paw Dog Communication Bell

If your dog is scratching up your doors, sits quietly by the door just hoping you’ll walk by and let them out, or has ever gotten a toenail stuck in the typical jingle bells, you’ll love the Mighty Paw Dog Communication Bell.

The transmitter doesn’t require any batteries and is waterproof, so it can be used outside. The receiver plugs right into a standard outlet and can be programmed to make one of 38 tones and one of 4 different volumes.

Pro tip for small dogs: place it on the floor for your tiny dog to step on, because they might not be able to push the button hard enough if it’s attached to the wall.

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15. PetSafe Basic In-Ground Dog Fence

Whether you think a fence is an eyesore or your HOA won’t let you install one, a PetSafe Basic In-Ground Dog Fence gives your dog the freedom to run around your yard and you the peace of mind that they will stay there.

You can secure ⅓ acre with the included 500’ of wire, but you can purchase additional wire and enclose up to 5 acres. You can also buy more collars to contain any number of dogs.

The collars come with a tone-only training mode plus 4 levels of static correction to remind your dog not to cross the invisible line around your home.

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16. Grannicks Bitter Apple Taste Deterrent for Dogs

When you need to get your dog to stop chewing on something – like their bandages, the deck, or your fingers – Grannicks Bitter Apple Taste Deterrent for Dogs may be the solution you’re looking for.

While no bitter spray deters every dog, this is one of the highest-rated and most-recommended brands out there, and it’s recommended by trainers, dog groomers, and vets.

Simply spray it on the area you want your dog to stop chewing. Most dogs will hate the taste and leave the area alone (but of course there is the odd dog who won’t mind it).

The ingredients are water, isopropanol 20%, bitter principles, and extractives.

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17. Smart Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy

To keep your dog entertained or prevent them from gulping their food, the Smart Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy is an excellent way to feed or reward your pup.

This treat puzzle is a medium difficulty level. It’s perfect for smart dogs or ones who have experience with other puzzles.

With 12 compartments spread over 3 spinning levels and 3 plastic bone covers, you can adjust the difficulty level as your dog figures out how to access their food or treats.

Outward Hound has many treat puzzles of different difficulty levels, so you’re sure to find the one that your pup can figure out, and then you can move up the difficulty level.

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Dog Walker Gadgets

18. Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner

Cleaning mud, salt, sand, or dirt off your dog’s paws has never been easier with the Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner.

Using it is easy. You just fill it partway with water, insert your dog’s paw, then move the gadgets up, down, around so the rubber bristles reach around every part of your pup’s foot. When you’re done, just empty out the muddy water. It’s even dishwasher safe!

Available in 3 sizes, this should work for just about any size of dog. If you aren’t sure which size to choose, go for the smaller one because it will do a better job of scrubbing the mud off.

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19. SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash

Trying to juggle a leash, drink, poop bag, and maybe a stroller, too, is such a hassle. Free up one hand by using the SparklyPets Hands-Free Dog Leash.

Available in 6 colors, the adjustable strap fits waists from 28” to 47”.

The double D-ring leash attachment means you don’t have to worry about your dog getting away if the buckle somehow breaks.

With the shock-absorbing bungee, you can even jog with your fur child without either of you jolting the other if you stray too far away from each other.

A regular handle and a traffic handle are also both included, so you can use this leash to control your dog in any circumstance.

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This is a great option if you like to take your dog out for a jog. Check out our post on the coolest gadgets to level up your running.

20. MalsiPree Leak Proof Dog Water Bottle

Giving your dog water on the go can be messy, wasteful, or both. Or at least it was until the MalsiPree Leak Proof Dog Water Bottle was invented.

The clever design lets you release enough water for your dog to drink without making much of a mess, unused water goes back into the bottle so it doesn’t go to waste, and a flick of a switch makes the bottle spillproof to easily go in your bag without worry.

It comes in two sizes (12 oz and 19 oz) and two colors (pink and blue).

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This is the perfect dog gadget when hitting the trails. Check out our list of hiking gadgets that are perfect for your next trek into the backcountry.

21. Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker

Whether your dog is an escape artist, you have a large piece of property, or you like to go on off-leash hikes, you’ll love the Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker.

The small waterproof tracker attaches to your dog’s collar and provides real-time tracking, location history, and activity monitoring. You can also designate a “virtual fence” and get alerts when your dog goes outside the fence.

Note that this GPS tracker uses cell towers, so if you’re so far off-grid that you can’t get a cell signal, it probably won’t be able to track your dog.

Additionally, you must purchase a subscription to use the connected app to track your dog.

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The Top 6 Dog Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over

Furbo Treat Tossing Dog Camera

Keep your dog occupied from anywhere!

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Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat Plush Toy

Soothe your pup’s separation anxiety.

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LumoLeaf No-Spill Dog Water Bowl

A clean & no fuss dog bowl alternative.

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Dexas MudBuster Dog Paw Cleaner

The fastest way to clean muddy paws.

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Embark Dog DNA & Health Screening Kit

Know what to expect with your pup.

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Mighty Paw Dog Communication Bell

Easily train them to tell you what they want.

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Hey! I'm Nathan Jude, also known as the HPGE (Human Powered Gadget Engine) and I freaking love all things gadgets. I started 6gadgets.com to share my passion and geek out with other like minded 'tech heads'! If I'm not searching the globe for new gizmos, you'll find me on the golf course or spending time with my beautiful family.

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